And so it seems there are two words in my vocabulary lately–work and cocktails (exactly in that order). Oh, and vacation. But, unfortunately that’s a story for another day. I finally made a visit to Bar Keeper in Silver Lake and it ignited even further my recent obsession with bringing back the cocktail hour. Here’s what I’ve learned:
First things first. You must always have the right outfit, or in this case, be outfitted with
the right barware. Case in point— Cocktail Cups by Charles Schumann. I bought six.
If you are going to make me a [insert gin,vodka] tonic, please make it with Fever-Tree Tonic Water. Seriously, it really is the only tonic worth drinking.
I need a lesson from Marcos Tello, the mixologist behind some of LA’s finest bars i.e. The Edison, First & Hope. Pictured here, my special request at First & Hope for a drink similar to their former Blackberry Cobbler. This one was infused with rosemary—spectacular!
And finally, it’s five o’clock somewhere. Cheers, people!